1. ktaifan's Avatar
    Not sure if my diminished battery life is due to the natural life cycle of my iPhone 5 or just the upgrade to iOS 7 a few months back.

    Either way, if I were to go to a genius bar inquiring about replacing my battery, would the geniuses be able to tell me how many charge-discharge cycles my battery has been through? Or for that matter, any info about general battery health?

    Thanks all.
    04-19-2014 08:06 PM
  2. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Yes Genius Bar would tell you the new battery cycle


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    04-19-2014 08:09 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Not sure if my diminished battery life is due to the natural life cycle of my iPhone 5 or just the upgrade to iOS 7 a few months back.

    Either way, if I were to go to a genius bar inquiring about replacing my battery, would the geniuses be able to tell me how many charge-discharge cycles my battery has been through? Or for that matter, any info about general battery health?

    Thanks all.
    Have you ever restored your device and set it up as new - not from a backup? Doing so could help with your battery life.
    04-19-2014 08:10 PM
  4. ktaifan's Avatar
    Yup I did twice. I usually do that with any update that's not a 'point x' update.

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    04-19-2014 11:37 PM
  5. estroh's Avatar
    I just made an appointment for Wednesday. My battery life on a iPhone 5 is diminishing.


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    04-20-2014 06:50 PM
  6. ktaifan's Avatar
    Saw a genius today. I've had 520 charge-discharge cycles. Will contemplate a battery replacement ($80 in Canada); but I've gotten used to plugging in opportunistically. That plus the iPhone 6 is around the corner.

    Despite the 520 full cycles, doesn't feel like i'm at 80% capacity; but more like 50-60% of what I originally was used to when I first got the phone in Nov 2012 (and I am certain iOS 7 is a big part to blame as well)
    04-20-2014 08:47 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yup I did twice. I usually do that with any update that's not a 'point x' update.

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    What is a "point x" update?
    04-21-2014 10:14 AM
  8. John Yester's Avatar
    He means 7.1.X
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    04-21-2014 10:38 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    How to check your battery for drainage problems:
    This from former Genius Bar tech Scotty Lovelace.

    Your Usage time should be accurate to how much you've used it since you took it off the charger.
    So here's the test: write down your Usage and Standby time, press the sleep/wake button (or lock button, as some call it) to put the device to sleep, and set the device down for five minutes. When you come back, take note of the change in time. If your device is sleeping properly, then the Standby time should have increased by five minutes and your Usage time by <1 minute . If your Usage time rises by more than one minute, you have a drain problem. Something is keeping your device from sleeping properly, significantly shortening the time it will last.



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    04-21-2014 10:39 AM
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    04-21-2014 11:03 AM

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